Biḳur ha-Tizmoret = The band's visit

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  • The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrives in Israel from Egypt for a cultural event. Once there, they find the expected delegation is not there to meet them. Arrangements to get to their destination of Petah Tiqva have not been taken care of either. They find their own ride and arrive instead at the remote town of Beit Hatikva. Stuck there until the next morning's bus, the band, lead by the repressed Tawfiq Zacharaya, gets help from the worldly lunch owner, Dina, who offers to put them up for the night. As the band settles in the best it can, each of the members attempts to get along with the natives in their own way. What follows is a special night of quiet happenings and confessions as the band makes its own impact on the town and the town on them.


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  • Special features: The band's visit: making the fairy tale, photo gallery, original theatrical trailer, previews.
  • DVD; Region 1; Widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital, mastered in high definition.
  • Hebrew, Arabic and English dialogue, English subtitles; closed-captioned.
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